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Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca asks 9th Circuit to let him remain free during appeal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer as his attorneys have asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed. Baca's attorneys filed the request with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, a day before...

Former LA County sheriff asks to stay free during appeals

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer as his attorneys have asked a federal court to let him remain free while his … Click to Continue »

Judge denies ex-Sheriff Lee Baca's request to stay free while appealing his conviction

A federal judge has denied ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca’s request to remain free while he appeals his conviction on charges that he obstructed an investigation into abuses in the county jail system. In a nine-page ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson found that Baca failed...

Bail extension denied for ex-LA County Sheriff Lee Baca

A judge has refused to allow former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca to remain free on bail while appealing convictions for trying to derail an FBI jail corruption probe. … Click to Continue »

Former Sheriff's Captain Who Testified Against Lee Baca Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison

William "Tom" Carey had testified against ex-sheriff Lee Baca in May. [ more › ]

The Latest: Ex-LA sheriff says sentencing was 'interesting'

2 months agoNews : Trending Now

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (all times local):

Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to 3 years in prison for obstruction

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been sentenced to three years in prison for obstructing an FBI investigation into abuses at the jails he ran.

Judge: Corrupt ex-LA sheriff's crimes an 'embarrassment'

2 months agoNews : The Cutline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The effort by former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca and his underlings to derail an FBI investigation into beatings in the jails he ran was dubbed Operation Pandora's Box.

Essential California: Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca gets 3 years in jail corruption scandal

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, May 13. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Baca heads to jail: Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, once a towering, respected figure in policing, was sentenced Friday to three years...

The prosecutor who took down Lee Baca calls it a day

Brandon Fox, the government lawyer who won convictions against several Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officials, is stepping down.

Ex-Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca Is Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The former leader of the country’s largest sheriff’s department, Mr. Baca was convicted in March of obstructing a federal investigation into the county’s troubled jails.

Former LA Sheriff Sentenced to 3 Years in Federal Prison

A longtime Los Angeles County sheriff was sentenced to three years in federal prison Friday by a judge who accused him of "blind obedience to a corrupt culture," the AP reports. According to KABC, Lee Baca, who served as sheriff for 15 years, was found guilty of obstructing justice for...

Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca Finally Learns His Sentence for Conspiracy, Obstruction

“In the end, that is your legacy." The post Former LA Sheriff Lee Baca Finally Learns His Sentence for Conspiracy, Obstruction appeared first on RedState.

Former Los Angeles sheriff gets three years in obstruction scheme

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after his conviction in March on federal charges stemming from a scheme to derail an FBI investigation into corruption at his department. Baca, 74, who retired in 2014 when the investigation was already...

Former Sheriff Lee Baca defiant to the end, even after prison sentence

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca remained defiant after his sentencing Friday morning, telling reporters outside the courthouse that he was in the right for actions he took in 2011 for which he will now serve a three-year prison term. “There is right and wrong, that I’m clear with,” said...

Former LA sheriff sentenced in jail corruption case

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Prosecutors said Lee Baca, 74, had turned a blind eye to problems at his jails, including beatings by guards who covered up the abuse by falsifying records

Former LA County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to 3 years in jail abuse scandal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced to three years in federal prison Friday, two months after a jury found him guilty of obstruction of justice and other charges stemming from an FBI probe into inmate abuse inside the Men's Central Jail. U.S. District Court Judge Percy Anderson handed down the sentence inside a federal courtroom in downtown Los Angeles.

The Latest: Former LA County sheriff gets 3 years in prison

The Latest on the sentencing of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca (all times local): 10:09 a.m. Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been sentenced to three … Click to Continue »

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced to three years in prison in jail corruption scandal

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has been sentenced to three years in prison, marking an end to a corruption scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for several years. In going after Baca, federal prosecutors meticulously worked their way up the department’s...

Judgment day for convicted ex-Sheriff Lee Baca, and the end of a long-running scandal

The corruption scandal that has roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for several years will mark what could be its closing act Friday when a judge is scheduled to sentence former Sheriff Lee Baca. Over five years, federal prosecutors meticulously worked their way up the department’s...

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